Lela Cottingham

15 April 1871–5 April 1953 (Age 81)
Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lela

When Lela Cottingham was born on 15 April 1871, her father, Alexander Jefferson Cottingham, was 21 and her mother, Annie Eliza Jackson, was 20. She married John A McCormick on 13 January 1892, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Maxton, Robeson, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Thompson Township, Robeson, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 5 April 1953, in Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John A McCormick
Lela Cottingham
Marriage: 13 January 1892
Dora Blue McCormick
Alexander Bryan McCormick
Annie Elizabeth McCormick
Flora Margaret McCormick
Archie McArthur McCormick

Spouse and Children

    John A McCormick



13 January 1892
Robeson, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Jefferson Cottingham


    Annie Eliza Jackson




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 6

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places named Cottingham (‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people of (Old English -inga-) of a man named Cott or Cotta’), one in East Yorkshire and one in Northamptonshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lula Cottingham in household of A J Cottingham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lela Mccormack in household of John A Mccormack, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lilia Mccormic in household of John A Mccormic, "United States Census, 1910"

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